August 9, 2012 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #604498
I hate when i meet someone i konow in the grocery and they’re like “hey what are u doing here?” and i’m like “uhhhh….. i don’t know HUNTING ELEPHANTS!!!
Anyone have such an exerience or the like?August 9, 2012 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm #915689CuriosityParticipant
OMG Yessss! People see me holding a motorcycle helmet and they’re like, “hey, do you ride a bike?” I’ll sometimes say, “Nope. Formula 1 racecar,” with a perfectly straight face. If they just say, “Oh,” that’s when you know they’re a lost cause.August 9, 2012 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm #915690🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
I am in New Jersey and someone who knows I don’t live here said, “Are you in town?”August 9, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm #915691OneOfManyParticipant
Maybe they mean, “What are you doing here in this town/at this time/(stam, expression of surprise)?.”August 10, 2012 12:33 am at 12:33 am #915692R.T.Participant
My favorite response to these questions when I am inside a building is “I’m gardening”.August 10, 2012 1:04 am at 1:04 am #915693bh18Participant
When people ask how I’m doing and they obviously don’t really want to know-just asking to be polite. I usually answer “oh, my cat’s grandma died”. The best is when the reply to that is “that’s nice” said with a smile.August 10, 2012 1:18 am at 1:18 am #915694day by dayMember
I thought that only happens to me. I can be at a wedding , bris , bar mitzvah, somebody always asks me , “what are you doing here?”August 10, 2012 1:22 am at 1:22 am #915695MorahRachMember
HahahahahahahahAugust 10, 2012 2:19 am at 2:19 am #915696
cum to think of it we do this to kids all the time-“oh wow what are u doing? coloring?!”August 10, 2012 2:23 am at 2:23 am #915697giggle girlParticipant
I can’t stand when I tell a story that happened a while ago and someone responds by saying “Oh yeah! Do you remember that?!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Nope. I don’t.August 10, 2012 3:20 am at 3:20 am #915698
personally i think the most annoying response u can get for a comment is “i know, right?” it’s taking the credit for something intelligent that they said and making them agree with it!August 10, 2012 3:33 am at 3:33 am #915699
Um I think the question is more what YOU doing HERE. Capice?August 13, 2012 1:36 am at 1:36 am #915700gefenParticipant
My son just “loves” when he answers the phone at work and says “XYZ store, may I help you?” and the person on the other end says “Hi. Is this xyz store?”
My son feels like saying “NO – THIS IS DUNKIN DONUTS- MAY I TAKE YOUR ORDER?”August 13, 2012 4:05 am at 4:05 am #915701
Sometimes the person calling doesnt hear everything that the one who answers the phone says especially if they are really focused on what they have to say and what they need and not expecting more than a hello.August 13, 2012 6:48 am at 6:48 am #915702mom12Participant
I hate when someone asks “So how are the couples???”
years after they are married..
Even two weeks after they are married makes me very nervous.
Whats it anyones business and if something IS going on, do they think I will tell them..
I have yet to come up with a ‘good’ answer..August 13, 2012 7:08 am at 7:08 am #915703gefenParticipant
WIY – when you are calling a place of business, you should be expecting more than a hello. I do hear what ur saying about the caller being focused on what they want to say, but still….August 13, 2012 8:38 am at 8:38 am #915704Shopping613 🌠Participant
A friend of mine got a new work phone number that was 1 number off from piazza hut (in case you don’t know a non-Jewish piazza line) anyway at least every day, befilore he changed his number a guy would call and say “I need 3 large piazza with mushrooms and olives delivered to my house at xyz place in a half an hour” then he would just hang up leaving my friend speechless…..poor guy never got his piazza……
For a joke last purim a different friend drove up to a mcdonalds and said “exuse me madam do you have any hamantashin?” “What’s that supposed to mean?” “Hamantashin you know….right?” “Can you repeat the question?” “Do you have any hamantashin? Irs like a cake filled with jelly in the shape of a triangle…..” “Nope none of those here, but we might think to put them on our menu one day…”August 13, 2012 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm #915705
Pizza is spelled pizza not piazza I hope you knew that.August 13, 2012 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #915706Shopping613 🌠Participant
Yes I know, the device I was using that had automatic spell check didntAugust 14, 2012 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #915707a maminParticipant
I love when I go to a wedding and someone says” how do you get here?” Then I answer,” with a car , how about you?”December 27, 2012 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #915708WiseyParticipant
If you say few words in Hebrew or Yiddish and someone says “you speak Hebrew” you answer – “no that was Japanese”
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